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  • Facebook F8: Media sites to tie-up with social networking

    Dave Drew

    Understandably, the annual Facebook F8 developer conference is about the best place to go to find out about the key trends in online social networking. Last week, Mark Zuckerberg announced a new Facebook media sharing application which allows users to share music, TV and film from media sites such as Spotify. Facebook has clearly recognised […]

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  • Social media – its role in the riots

    Sara McNeill

    Its apparent that social media has been used extensively by those involved in the riots to organise and incite unrest. BlackBerry Messenger (BBM) has been the most popular method of communication with messages then being posted on social network sites like Twitter and Facebook to increase circulation. Research in Motion, the maker of BlackBerry and […]

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  • Freedom of speech can be distasteful

    Fiona Carter

    MPs, including David Cameron, roundly condemned tributes left on a Facebook group page dedicated to the gunman Raoul Moat and asked for the group, which also criticises the police, to be taken down. Whilst the offending page has now been taken down by its creator, Facebook themselves declined to do so on the grounds it encouraged […]

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  • Mandy the one man law-maker

    Mark Daniels

    The Digital Economy Bill continues to be a political hot potato as the government backtracks on key provisions following a wave of criticism. On this occasion, the issue making the headlines is the proposed “Clause 17”, a provision which would enable the Secretary of State, Lord Mandelson, to make amendments to the Copyright Designs and […]

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